Vejer de la Frontera : Rommalee & Dan : Part Three

The story so far. Rommalee & Dan planned to marry on a Dorset hilltop overlooking Corfe Castle but decided instead to go back to where they got engaged on another hilltop in a far away land. They asked me to come tell their story. I like hilltops. I like valleys too. And plains. I like anywhere where there are people doing things. I particularly like anywhere where there are people doing things their way. Hilltops are kind of cool though, especially in particularly hot countries. If you missed how it all began you may want to pay a visit here. I didn’t miss it but I’ll be visiting again myself for sure.

Espinacas…

If you’ve ever left a set of prints in your back pocket before putting your trousers through the wash, all is not lost. I do so love walls of photos (or clothes lines of photos for that matter) at weddings. It’s an overt demonstration of the value a couple place upon the photographic image, the encapsulation of fond memories. I’m left assured my own effort and commitment will result in good use of the outcome. That makes me feel good…

I move fast…

Advice on the wedding day timeline and the role of your photographer: There are generally only two things that need fixing in a wedding day timeline, the ceremony (your officiant might not be able to hang around for too long, unless of course you brought your own officiant with you) and the food (assuming it’s hot food; you don’t want it to spoil). Nothing else particularly needs fixing and even though it might help in planning out the day, it’s all maleable anyway, this timeline thing. Everything else can quite happily revolve around you and spontaneity is to be celebrated. It’s a celebration. If you’re going to be spontaneous though, which is a good thing, it’s always worth being spontaneous about the significant landmark bits of the day in synch with the presence of your photographer. Especially in a hot country. Especially in a hot country called Spain. In a hot country called Spain your photographer will be drinking lots of el agua. When drinking lots of el agua, at times visits to los servicios will be required…

When you’re celebrating on the rooftop terrace of a four storey building and los servicios is in the basement of that building it’s particularly useful to be in spontaneous synch with your photographer’s equally spontaneous need to visit los servicios (or in counter-pointed synch better still). Especially for the spontaneous first dance. Especially so your photographer isn’t fully engaged with the facilities los servicios provides whereupon he hears a tumultuous, spontaneous eruption of cheering and hand clapping accompanied by an increase in the volume of music from four storeys above and he gets the feeling he’s spontaneously in the wrong place at the wrong time. Especially so he doesn’t have to hurtle up several flights of stairs with shoulder draped cameras flailing like nunchakus reaching for the one with the 24mm lens on as he bursts out onto the terrace knowing that one will give him the best possible chance of capturing something meaningful as he hefts it aloft above his head and starts to deploy the shutter like a wild eyed Gatling gun operator…

Because then, he’ll just have to spontaneously sidle up to you and spontaneously ask if you fancied being spontaneous and spontaneously doing it again…

Much to the delight of your guests…

And frankly given the day all over again I’d personally not have had it happen any other way because spontaneity trumps all (except the time requirements of ceremony officiants and the importance of hot food)…

Some very tasty treats were served up as the evening progressed. These ones in particular were scrumptious. Kind of like minced pies in roll form, minced rolls if you like. In fact very much like minced pies. Rolls. Which makes sense if you consider the heritage of our favourite Christmas… pie. Wikipedia will fill you in if you’re curious, but we were in the right place to encounter a particularly well defined limb of the family tree. Great taste and fantastic energy boosters but they did have a tendency to make your mttth stcck shtt gnnn mmmm…

As Mat quickly discovered…

As did he their energy giving properties…

She knew what was coming next…

Man with green plasticine on forehead. Check. It’s taken me two years to strike that one off my wedding photographer’s accreditation check list…

Rather than an expedient caption, I’m putting together a thesis on this one. It’s an ongoing work…

It’s not even posed…

It was fun on this balcony. It was the back seat of the bus balcony. Back balcony of the… bus. Building…

I hung out there for some time. My legs needed a rest from all that los servicios related excitement…

Later that evening back on the roof…

As Weegee said, f1.2 and be there. No, there. Wait. There. Almost. Not quite. Yes there. Err, no. Try again…

And then the green stuff… happened, and it wasn’t Mint Mojitos, and it wasn’t even green, it was yellow, in glasses with green bands…

No wedding guests were hurt in the making of this documentary. Irreparably.

And it was as much fun as it looked.

Congratulations Rommalee & Dan and thank you, for all the fantastic.

Contact Vejer de la Frontera – Andalucia – Spain Wedding Photographer Señor Phill : phill@misterphill.com : +44 (0)7870 696248

Aaron Collett - Your photography simply rocks! Its amazing… I love your work.

Emma Davenport - Definitely the best wedding I’ve ever seen. I knew that as soon as I saw the extremely viscous mojito toasting.

John Parker - Fantastic series of shots from what looks to have been an epic wedding. :-)

Dan Young - I always knew you were good, I just didn’t realise you were THIS good! We were hoping for great things and you gave us even more; phenomenal photos and spectacular storytelling. We can’t thank you enough for all your hard work.

Lisa Harris - I have loved looking through these beautiful photos & reading the story. I smiled the whole time, just like I did on the day! Brilliant.

Olly young - When somebody who wasn’t there gets a sense of what an ‘epic wedding’ it was, you know the photographer must have nailed it. I was blessed enough to be there and you nailed it Mister Phil!

Steven - Brilliant arrangement of photographs. Great coverage and I love the sheer joy the pictures show. Excellent.

Kate Hellmers - Wow, wow, wow, what a perfect day, captured so beautifully. I especially love the part one photos of Roms and Dan, although it would be hard to pick a favourite, they are all fantastic – well done Phillx
Kate Hellmers – Sandbanks

Leila Lewis - Lovely wedding and great images!

Phillip Allen - :~) and then :~) some more. Thanks everyone. And a big thanks Mister Dan for making it happen.

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